Islet Tx May Preserve Insulin Function

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Islet Tx May Preserve Insulin Function
Islet Tx May Preserve Insulin Function
Giving an autologous islet cell transplant to patients who've had pancreatic resection for chronic pancreatitis may preserve insulin production, researchers reported. In study with just nine patients, two were weaned off insulin by the end of the study, and one required only low-dose insulin and is being weaned off, Gerald Lipshutz, MD, of the University of California Los Angeles, and colleagues reported online in JAMA Surgery.
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